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NWPC Fresno – Dinner Meeting

November 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SPEAKER: DEZIE WOODS-JONES

SPEAKER: DEZIE WOODS-JONES

 
We are happy to welcome Dezi Woods-Jones, one of our members, as our November speaker.  She will touch on some of her current activities, including Close the Gap CA, a statewide recruiting campaign to find talented, progressive women to run and win seats in the California legislature in 2014 and 2016.

Dezie has been a tireless community activist, civic, and educational leader for over 50 years. She is the current state president and one of the founders of Black Woman Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)—today considered one of the most politically influential organizations in the nation, president and CEO of the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (TILE), and owner of DWJ & Associates.  Dezie made history both as the first woman to run for mayor of Oakland and as the first black female vice mayor of Oakland.  She was honored on Oct. 18th as one of the Top Ten Professional Women for 2013 by the Marjoree Mason Center. Dezie has a Doctorate in education and retired in 2002 after 34 years with the Peralta Community College District in Oakland where she served as Assistant Chancellor for External Affairs. Her business, DWJ & Associates, is a consulting firm specializing in public affairs, governmental relations, leadership training, civic engagement and event planning.

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dezie-woods-jones-phd/6/97a/59  

MEETING AGENDA:

5:30 – Social Time
6:00 – Welcome & Dinner Ordering
6:10 – Business & Happy $
6:30 – Program
7:25 – Prize Drawings

Toledo’s Restaurant (SW corner Shaw & Fresno)
$17 at the door or contact Janet Cloonan: hatjanet (at) sbcglobal (dot)net or 559/439-5818

Please be sure to attend!

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Date:
November 5, 2013
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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NWPC – Fresno
Website:
nwpcfresno.org

Venue

Toledo’s Restaurant
(SW corner Shaw & Fresno)
Fresno, CA United States
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